Onion Soup Mix Recipe
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I love this onion soup mix recipe. It goes with everything. But I’m curious. Does anybody actually ever make onion soup with onion soup mix? Or is it one of those items that just carries the name because of the main ingredient?
I suppose you could add it to french onion soup, although I don’t think that would be quite the same with all those little bits of onion floating around instead of the bigger pieces. But who am I to judge.
The fact is, this stuff adds tons of flavor to just about anything you cook. And the great part is, there is no MSG, preservatives, added sugars or any of that other garbage that food companies like to add to their packaged seasonings. Just real herbs and spices, the way it’s supposed to be!
I actually tested this out first by mixing it into some plain Greek yogurt to see if I could get a vegetable dip that was in any way close to the one my mom used to make. And as a matter of fact, this was pretty dead on! Sorry Mom, I figured out your secret recipe! Then I mixed it in with some ground turkey for turkey burgers. Delish!! This just has so many uses. How do you typically use onion soup mix? What types of dishes do you add it to?
ONION SOUP MIX RECIPE FOR MEATLOAF
Yes, this is a perfect replacement of the packaged stuff for making meatloaf! 1 packet typically has about 2 tbsp. of onion soup mix in it, but also contains a lot of MSG which intensifies the flavor. So for meatloaf, I recommend using 3-4 tablespoons per 2 lbs. of meat.
ONION SOUP MIX RECIPE:
Onion Soup Mix
- ½ cup dried, chopped onions
- 2 tbsp. dried parsley
- 5 tbsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. celery seed
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. sea salt or pink salt
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- Blend all herbs and spices together. I find it's easiest to pour everything into a ziplock bag or glass jar. Easy to mix, easy to store!
- Note that you can use less salt if you need to. As I said above, I seasoned this by mixing it in with yogurt for dip, and that amount of salt tasted good to me. So adjust that to your liking.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 11/18/13.
How ironic I was out looking for a clean onion soup mix recipe yesterday! and I found a semi clean one that had all of these but used a sugar substitute. I am so excited you posted this as I was going to make it tonight. I like to use onion soup mix to make my roast in the crockpot! Thanks for the recipe!
Jessica W – My pleasure! A lot of them do call for sweetener, but I just did not find it necessary. Let me know how you like it!
How much do you use, equivilant to package mix?
Connie – It’s about 2 tbsp. per package.
I love tossing it with some diced potatoes then baking them. Yum!
Terrell – Sounds wonderful! I might have to try that…
I love the onion dip where you mix the sour cream and onion soup mix. Hopefully I can make something similar with this!
Elle – You can! I did mine with yogurt, but it would be about the same with sour cream. Enjoy!
This is awesome! I was staring at a package of store bought one I have in my pantry and thinking “it sucks you are so unhealthy and I’m throwing you out”. Pinned!
Olena – Thanks! Enjoy. 🙂
I grew up thinking that MSG was a “bad” ingredient. More recently I’ve been reading that it’s just something like salt and in no way harmful. What are your thoughts about this?
Steve – MSG is TERRIBLE stuff. I avoid it at all costs.
Thanks so much! This is great timing with holiday parties just around the corner! You’re making it even easier to stay on track!
Amanda – Happy to help! 🙂
Would you site some evidence?
Steve – Aside from my own experience, here are a couple links:
This makes a generous 1 cup — so if it calls for 1 packet — use this whole recipe?? or would you measure it out and how much?
Julie – Oh no, that would be too much. I don’t know exactly how much because I don’t know how much is in a packet. But I would guess about 2-3 tablespoons. That being said, I used only 2 tbsp. with 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey and it was great. So I guess it depends on what you’re using it for.
Where would I find clean, dried chopped onions?
Milo – I get mine at Coscto. It’s just dehydrated onions. I think most grocery stores carry them in the spice aisle.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Perfect timing!
Michele – My pleasure! 🙂
So when a recipe calls for a package of onion soup mix, is this recipe generally the same amount as a full package or do I need to use a little less/more? I’m very excited for this because my mom’s meatloaf that I grew up on uses onion soup mix in it and I’ve really been trying to find an alternative! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!
Stephanie – I don’t know exactly because I don’t know how much is in a packet. But I would guess about 2-3 tablespoons. That being said, I used 2 tbsp. in 1 1/2 pounds of ground turkey meat and it was just about perfect. So it has some wiggle room there. I would assume it would be equal amounts to the packets though.
Serving size from the package is 1 Tbsb
Elaine – Thanks!
if I want to use this in place of store bought pouch how many Tablespoons equal to a pouch/ packet?
Sapa – I don’t know exactly because I don’t know how much is in a packet. But I would guess about 2-3 tablespoons.
How many teaspoons/tablespoons did you use for dip or for the turkey burgers?
Kelli – I believe I used about 2 tbsp. in a container of yogurt, but that’s easy to adjust to taste. For the turkey burgers, I used 2 tbsp. for 1 1/2 pounds ground meat.
I can’t wait to try this tonight! Would you use roughly the same ratio that the boxed stuff has? I think there’s about 1 oz (or 1/8 cup) per package… if that’s the case, not only is it lots better for you, it’s crazy cheaper than the boxed stuff!
Gina – I don’t know exactly because I don’t know how much is in a packet. But I would guess about 2-3 tablespoons. That said, I would have to guess it would be equal amounts. I’ve never used the stuff in the packet, so it’s hard for me to way. But start off with equal amounts. You can always add more to taste.
I made soup with the mix a long time ago when I wasn’t feeling good and that was the only soup I had in the house! It was awful and way too salty as a soup! Can’t wait to try your recipe, I used to use the dry mix to coat potatoes or for dip. Haven’t made anything like that since I started eating healthy because the stuff from the store sounds pretty toxic!
Lynn W – this makes a wonderful dip when mixed with greek yogurt!
How much (tablespoons, cup) equals a package?
Cindy – I don’t know exactly because I don’t know how much is in a packet. But I would guess about 2-3 tablespoons.
How much of this recipe do you suggest using if a recipe calls for “1 pkg onion soup mix”?
Lisa – I don’t know exactly because I don’t know how much is in a packet. But I would guess about 2-3 tablespoons.
Glad to see a recipe for a clean mix. I like to make roasts for the family with about a 1/8-1/4 cup mix with 12 oz water and bake on low for a couple of hours. Sometimes hubby can’t tell if it is beef or venison because the flavor is so good. This is definitely on my list to make asap! Thanks!!
Jess M – Let me know how you like it! 🙂
Thank you for the help
Sapa – My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Thank you for posting! Making a roast on Sunday and needed this 🙂 For those asking about equivalency of the packets…the packets have a lot of fillers (that’s why this is the clean version) if you notice, the actual spices only make up a couple tablespoons of the actual mix. Personally I love these flavors together, so as the author suggests I will adjust to my liking and use 3. 🙂
Deanna – My pleasure! Enjoy it! 🙂
I can’t save this recipe to my ziplist. Can you help?
Peg – Are you logged in to Ziplist?
I am glad you did this recipe. I only use onion mix for a dip and have not bought it due to the ingredients.
However, how critical is the celery seed? I don’t have any and don’t know if it’s readily available here in my small town. Suggestions for a different spice?
Laurie – I would make it and see how you like the flavor without it. If you feel it’s “missing something”, then it’s easily ordered on amazon.
Glad to find this recipe. The name brand is too salty for me, but I have used it to flavor a roast in the crock pot in the past. I think your recipe would be good on potato wedges with a little olive oil baked in the oven.
Pamela – It sure would be! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Is there a substitute for the turmeric. I have an allergy to it. It’s not like anaphylaxis but it can cause irritation.
Penny – You could maybe just try a little extra onion powder to replace the turmeric. Not sure though…
Thanks, I was looking for a recipe like this the other day when my hubby wanted some dip and I didn’t want to buy the mix because of the sodium.
Margaret – My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it.